YMCA St Paul’s Group West London youth team honoured at Young Ealing Foundation awards ceremony

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The YMCA St Paul’s Group West London youth team are celebrating success in two categories at the first ever Young Ealing Foundation Awards. Youth Worker Ryan Kennedy was named winner of the Young Leader Award, whilst the YMCA SPG Crime Diversion Project won the Youth Violence Intervention Award. The awards ceremony, hosted at University of…

Happy Pride!

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We were delighted to attended London Pride this year! Some of our staff, including our LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group, represented YMCA St Paul’s Group at the celebration of queer identity and inclusion.   We arrived early to avoid losing each other, meeting at Buckingham Palace and taking in a trooping of the colour before joining the…

Youth Consultation Report 2022

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Everyone should have a fair chance to discover who they are and what they can become. YMCA believes in fairness and opportunity. There are essential building blocks for a full and rewarding life: a safe home; acceptance; guidance; friendship; physical and mental health; academic support; employment skills; and access to real opportunities. Many young people…

Coping with Loneliness

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friendship 900x600 - Coping with Loneliness Loneliness is different from being alone or being on your own. Loneliness may happen when you’re surrounded by people. So what is loneliness. Loneliness is, “the difference between your desired levels of social contact and your actual levels of social contact”. So it’s not just about being with people, it’s about how you connect with...

Merton Winter Night Shelter is on the move!

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After 10 years under the guardianship of YMCA St Paul’s Group, Merton Winter Night Shelter (MWNS) has merged with local registered charity Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project (FiA). FiA’s Trustees will assume overall responsibility for the Night Shelter, with its day-to-day operation of providing emergency shelter for street sleepers during the coldest winter months…

What you can do this Stress Awareness Month

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release counselling Are you feeling stressed? It’s likely that at some point in your life you will feel stressed, it’s a natural reaction when life feels difficult or overwhelming. This may be brought about because of work or lack of work, something that’s happening in your personal life or what’s happening in the world right now. Some...

Response to new Exempt Accommodation measures

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YMCA St Paul’s Group is delighted to hear the news that the Government has acknowledged that changes are urgently required within the Exempt Accommodation sector.  As a provider of high-quality Exempt Accommodation, we are strong advocates for making sure providers are ensuring that their buildings are safe, secure, and well maintained, and that the care…